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post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old 07-21-11, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Titan project

I've been tooling around with ideas for building a Warlord or Emperor class titan for years. Since I've recently read Titanicus, the idea has formed into a plan of action, somewhat.

My idea is simple. Use PVC pipe to create the skeleton and pistons. Then, use plastic 28mm scale buildings and pieces and parts to build the titan's armor. Then, add either forgeworld or customized weapons, head, battlements, etc...

First, I've fallen in love with the Fortress of Redemption terrain piece made by Games Workshop. The 2 round bunkers that come with the model are perfect for making the feet of my titan and I think I can squeeze two shin guard armor pieces from the tower. Now, this puts the knees at about 15 inches tall. I think that will make the hips be at about 20 inches, for an overall height of 40". That would definitely make this a Emperor class or a very large Warlord. I think the popular belief is that a Lucius pattern Warlord should stand at about 30-35 inches.

So, my next step is to identify some pieces to act as thigh armor, torso, shoulders, control room, and super structure. I'm thinking about using two bastions and a few manufactorums as the superstructure pieces.

I want the model to look as if it could actually work. So, the joints, actuators, power lines, hydraulic lines, walkways, power plant, etc will all be modeled. I've been thinking about making the manufactorums into a good model of a nuclear hydrothermal power plant. This would require a large water tank, heat transfer, condenser tanks, turbines, cooling towers, and the main nuclear material containment building. All of this would be modeled as a large multiple part backpack looking structure on the back and shoulders of the model, with the cooling towers rising up behind the turrets of the super structure.
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I cannot wait to see how this turns out! Sounds immense. I hope it works out.

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I've been looking at the rules for this monstrosity. The upper turrets on the shoulders can take a volcano or quake cannon, as well as any of the reaver, warlord, or warhound main weapons. Can you imagine having 6 freakin Volcano Cannons, AND not to mention the two main weapons.

I don't think I'll go with all heavy duty weapons that are possibilities. It would make the thing way too overpowered. Plus, I don't think the power plant I'm going to model would be able to power 6 volcano cannons and 2 vengeance cannons, hehe. So, I'll probably have 2 really big weapons and several more self protection types, plus the two main weapons. Perhaps, Plasma Annihilator (plasmagun the size of a fortress, fun fun) + Vengeance Cannon (4 fixed barrels with very large loading and magazine in the rear) as main weapons. Then, 1 volcano cannon, 1 quake cannon, 2 vulcan mega-bolters, and 2 apocalypse missile launchers on the super structure. I'm going to make a case for allowing AA type mission loads for the apocalypse missile batteries that would be 5 x str7 ap3, range 360", AA.
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have you built any other titans before?

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Ahhhhh. My mind literally exploded when I started to grasp how bad ass this thing is going to be. I am anxiously awaiting progress on it. Can't wait!

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This will be my first titan project. I bought the fortress of redemption about a month ago and it just came in today. The main problem will be getting PVC pipe of the right type out here in Afghanistan.
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If you are after a truly epic model, and you have the cash to blow then I would suggest this for the back turrets, but its one hell of an expensive kit.

I have always thought that if I was doing such a project (and I would never be able to afford to) then I would go for those as turrets.
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A project of 'Titanic' proportions. Pun intended.

Looks like a good place to start but with the Fortress and Bastion, it may look like a strange melding of pieces; How are you going to make it look smooth enough it doesnt become a frankentitan?


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It will be a Frankentitan, I think, no matter what. Nevermind the bastions in the picture as thighs. I'm going to use the skull bases from the fortress of redemption as the thigh armor. I think I'll make the piggyback monastery out of the bastions and walls from a Imperial Strongpoint kit, sawing the tops of the bastions off and using them as mounts for the two Vulcan megabolters. I might use a combination of the Shrine of the Aquila and the Aegis Landing Pad kits. Then, the back side of the torso will be a one-off using parts from manufactorum kits and my own creations for the nuclear power plant parts. That will definitely be much further down the road. I'm currently seeking out some PVC pieces for the leg and hip bones.
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Moved to Project Logs.

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